Ali El Arabi MAD Rising Celebrity
 Ali El Arabi MAD Rising Celebrity
 Ali El Arabi MAD Rising Celebrity
 Ali El Arabi MAD Rising Celebrity


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Ali El Arabi is an Egyptian multi-talented director and producer and the founder of Ambient Light, a production company. He makes films that highlight humanitarian issues. Ali kickstarted his career as a director and producer of documentaries at ZDF channel. In 2013, he began freelancing. He started making short documentaries for several prominent international platforms such as: National Geographic.

Later,He received an invitation from the Arab League to make documentaries on refugees and send them to entities responsible for making decisions on refugee matters. Thus, he travelled to several refugee camps, the birthplace of his first documentary feature film Captains of Za'atari. It follows the story of Mahmoud and Fawzi, over the course of six years, who dream of becoming professional footballers. Al Arabi spent 8 years working on the film, which is slated to be commercially released coming November in USA and in the Arab world soon. Furthermore, Captains of Za’atari was nominated for 15 awards and took part in 82 international film festivals, including Sundance film festival, where it had its world premiere. It was chosen as the second-best film in the lineup of the same festival. And will have its Arab world premiere in Gouna Film Festival 2021.Currently, Ali is working on several projects, including the feature film The Legend of Zeineb and Noah, which is directed by Youssry Nasrallah and co-produced by El Arabi.

MAD Rising Celebrity  Ali El Arabi

Personal Details

Nationality: Egyptian
Based In: Cairo
Passport: Egypt


As Director / producer
  • 2021 Captains of Za'atari
As Producer
  • soon The Legend of Zeinab and Noah